Rogelio Sicat





Rogelio Sicat


Born
in Alua, San Isidro, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
June 26, 1940

Died
January 01, 1997


Rogelio R. Sicat (also "Sikat" in some publications) left his hometown San Isidro, Nueva Ecija in the 1950s to work on a degree in journalism at the University of Santo Tomas. After serving as a campus writer and literary editor of The Varsitarian , Sicat went on to become one of the greatest pioneers of Philippine fiction by deliberately choosing Filipino for the language of his prose, and by veering away from the concerns and conventions of the Western modernist writers.

Sicat's work, which rejuvenated Philippine literature's tradition of social consciousness, first appeared in the Tagalog literary magazine Liwayway . He gained recognition in the Palanca awards in 1962, and in 1965 came out in an anthology, Mga Agos sa Disyerto , alongside
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